“And war broke out in heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought, but they were not strong enough, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down—the ancient serpent, called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him” (Revelation 12:7-9).
Leviathan is called a ‘serpent in the sea,’ a Dragon or the Great Dragon. In Scripture, the ‘sea’ symbolizes nations and peoples. According to Psalm 104, Leviathan frolics in this sea of humanity, and after a war in the heavenly realm will be thrown to earth to deceive the whole world.
“There, ships go to and fro. Leviathan—You formed to frolic there” (Psalm 104:26).
This ‘sea’ creature has many heads. Taken literally, the Dragon is multi-headed symbolically suggesting that Leviathan, as a ‘beast’ controls the nations. He has made covenants with seven kings and the nations that rise up from those kings.
“Another sign was seen in heaven there was a great red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven royal crowns” (Revelation 12:3).
In the book of Job, an entire chapter describes Leviathan who terrorizes all ‘beasts’ and is ‘king over all the sons of pride.’ He is so powerful that he cannot be overcome. No spear or javelin affects him. Iron is as straw, bronze as rotting wood. No arrow make will make him flee. Stones are like chaff blown away in the wind.His desire is to have servants in covenant with him forever. When the Dragon arises, the mighty will be afraid. To battle with him is foolish.
Leviathan has an outer garment of double armor, fearsome teeth, and his rows of scales are his pride. He sneezes fire and has black eyelids. His mouth shoots out flames and his breath sets coals on fire. Smoke pours from his nostrils like a pot burning reeds. His neck is strong, his flesh is folded and immovable, his heart is hard as a rock, hard as a millstone. His underside is like earth that leaves a trail in the mud. He leaves a shining wake behind him giving him the appearance of white hair.
The Dragon’s heart is like stone, like the bottom part of the millstone. Whenever there is a mention of a millstone of judgment, it alludes to the destruction of a child’s spiritual life. Yeshua warns those of lead a child away from faith that their judgment will be worse than being tossed into the sea with a millstone around their neck (Matthew 18:6).
The Dragon will be punished for his spiritual pride and deception. Those who have ‘made a covenant’ with him will be crushed. The prophet Isaiah, referring to the Day of Adonai, prophesies that the Dragon will be killed in the ‘sea.’
“You crushed the heads of Leviathan, giving him as food to the desert dwellers” (Psalm 74:14).
“In that day Adonai will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent with His fierce, great, strong sword, Leviathan the twisted serpent! He will slay the dragon in the sea” (Isaiah 27:1).
Leviathan is an ancient demonic force of darkness and chaos. His main realm of spiritual influence is pride and deception. His female counterpart is Lilith.
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